Chinese scholar he Cisangkuy said that earlier this month were born the world’s first genetically modified humans — girls-twins. It is reported Medicalxpress.com.
According to Cisangkuy, he has made changes in the genes of the resulting IVF embryos seven childless couples. Thus become sperm donors men in all of the cases were carriers of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Edit the genes of children born have a DNA, theoretically contributing to the development of resistance against HIV. The researcher argues that disabled the gene responsible for the protein synthesis, through which the virus attaches to cells.
So far managed to get only one pregnancy.
Proof of his words, the scientist has not yet resulted. However, an American scientist confirmed that participated in this project in China. Because in the United States, such experiments are prohibited due to the fact that changes in DNA can be transmitted to future generations, which increases the risk of damage to other genes.
Many scientists call such experiments are dangerous, unpredictable, and inadequate ethics.
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